ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK - VOL #2

ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK - VOL #2

 

The frontier adventures of the legendary marshal and his faithful sidekick, Jingles, who provides comic relief. Guy Madison and Andy Devine also starred in a 1951-56 radio version of the long-running series. Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

This was a glamorization of the life of James Butler Hickock, a long-haired 19th-century man from Illinois known for his piercing gaze and tall stature. Starting at age 19 he was involved in several gunfights, and killed several men with his uncanny accuracy with a gun (for which juries acquitted him as self-defense every time.) His nickname "Wild Bill" was given to him during this period in his 20s, although his name wasn't "Bill." Perhaps this was done in part as a comparison to the young gunfighter "Billy The Kid."

Guy Madison was one of the most handsome TV actors of the 1950s. Despite his "pretty boy" reputation, he grew into the role and did a very credible job playing the western hero. And this series which may have been under-appreciated at the time turned out to be one of the most successful, longest running shows of the 1950s, lasting seven years in both syndication and network TV, and many reruns for years afterwards. 4 DVD Set.

SET #2

THE HIGHEST BIDDER
OUTLAWS PORTAL
THE MUSIC TEACHER
OLD COWBOYS NEVER DIE
BLAKES KID
TREASURE TRAIL
AMBUSH
THE HIDEOUT
HAILEY'S COMET
BLIND ALLEY
GOLDEN RAINBOW
THE KANGAROO KAPER MISSING DIAMONDS
WILD BILLS ODYSSEY
THE RAINMAKER
GHOST TOWN LADY
RUNAWAY WIZARD
CIVILAN CLOTHS STORY
HOMER ATCHISON
SILVER STAGE HOLDUP
JOKE ON SIR ANTHONY
BATTLE LINE
RETURN OF RED HAWK
ANGEL OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN
NEPHEW FROM BACKEAST
KID FROM RED HAWK
WRESTLING STORY
LADY MAYOR
BRONCO HARRIGAN
BRONCO BEGINNERS

ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK - VOL #2
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